‘Fiscal powers will aid NITI to work better with states’
enough that we work on an objective basis? any agency, whether NITI Aayog or any other agency, to be able to allocate funds for focused infrastructure development in relatively backward regions such as northeastern India. I think NITI Aayog is the right body (for it) because working with the states and cooperative, and competitive federalism, are the mandates of NITI Aayog. We can achieve a better working relationship with the states if we can have some financial leverage. It will help push forward some of the projects like linking rivers. It will help our dialogue and the relationship with states.